Author: Joseph Croitoru

Syrians watching the news in a cellar (photo: Getty Images)

Independent media in Syria

Flourishing despite the violence

Two Palestinian boys on a film set with a camera (photo: Palestinian Social Cinema Arts Association)

Protest and culture in Palestine

Make art, not war

Yazidis trapped in the Sinjar mountains fleeing from IS (photo: picture-alliance/AA)

Persecution of the Yazidis in Iraq

Don't abandon us!

A Palestinian boy sweeping up rubble outside a bombed-out building in Gaza (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

The Israeli–Palestinian conflict in Gaza

Propaganda war

ISIS using a bulldozer to destroy Sunni sites in Tal Afar. Photo: justpaste.it/atrah

ISIS' cultural vandalism

A trail of destruction

Screenshot with the logo of the Syrian Writers Association

Syria's opposition writers

Fighting oppression and censorship

The golden dome of the Dome of the Rock as seen from the Mount of Olives (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Dispute over planned archaeological museum in Jerusalem

Strife at the foot of the Temple Mount

Boualem Sansal (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Boualem Sansal's essay on Islamisation

Fighting Islamists with conspiracy theories

Nahr El-Bared, the first Palestinian refugee camp after 1948 (photo: UNRWA Archive/S. Madver)

UNRWA photo exhibition: "The Long Journey"

The long journey into uncertainty

Islamic calligraphy (photo: picture-alliance/Tone Koene)

Muslim Art

The ''True'' Aesthetic of Islam

Supporters of the right-wing Pro-NRW movement in Germany demonstrating in Cologne in June 2012 under a heavy police presence (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

''Islamofascism''

A Brief History of a Controversial Term

Historic photography of the ruins of Al-Madrasa Al-Afdhaliya in East Jerusalem's former Moroccan (or Mughrabi) Quarter (photo: American Colony/Library of Congress)

Islamic Archaeology in Israel

A Sea-change in Attitudes

Naftali Bennett, leader of the Israeli religious Zionist Habayit Hayehudi party (photo: EPA)

Israel's Party Landscape

Annexation not Negotiation

Bassem Youssef (photo: © Bassem Youssef Fan Page)

Portrait of the Egyptian TV Satirist Bassem Youssef

Fighting over the ''Pantie Revolution''

The Al-Zaituna Mosque in Tunis (photo: picture-alliance)

Controversy Surrounding the Al-Zaytuna Mosque in Tunis

The Ambivalent Revival of Islamic Traditions

The German Salafist Pierre Vogel during a public conversion ceremony in Frankfurt (photo: dpa)

Salafist Propaganda in Germany

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Mass Conversions in Public Places

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